Kessel leads All-Star fan voting
The showcase event will be held Jan. 29 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Kessel leads the league with 16 goals and 31 points this season.
His 258,446 votes moved past Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, who leads all blue-liners with 256,839 votes in results released Tuesday by the NHL. Ottawa forward Daniel Alfredsson was third overall (233,868) and teammate Jason Spezza was fifth overall (209,455).
Fan voting for six starters wraps up Jan. 4.